Bishops clerical changes take effect today.

The clerical changes announced by Bishop Bill Murphy earlier this month take effect today. Priests who have been transferred will begin their duties in their new parishes ahead of next week-end’s masses. A number of parishes won’t have any Curate as a result of the changes, including Kenmare and Dingle. Two-thirds of parishes in the Diocese are now run by a single Priest. Two Priests are retiring , Archdeacon Michael Murphy and Father Patrick Mc Carthy , while four become Parish Priests.